How to Grow a Reader

Growing up my favorite thing to do was read. As a homeschooling mom (and an author) reading is now a highlight of my life. From the moment I had kids, I wanted them to be readers, too. I’m happy to say they are! Here are some ways you can grow a reader too. 1. Start young and keep going. I started reading to my kids when they were four to five months old. Sometimes I didn’t even read the story, {Read More}

Do You Know Who Your Audience Is?

Do you know who your audience is? I have to admit I’m still trying to figure this out; after all, people’s tastes are as varied as the people themselves. There are those who read cozy mysteries, others suspense, others romance (of varying degrees). And while there are many CBA (Christian Book Association) readers who love to read the latest new and different thing, there is a large audience of people who enjoy sweet stories, simply told. These books are engaging {Read More}

The Sights and Scents of Life

  The Sights and Scents of Life Recently on my Facebook page I asked, “What scent or sound immediately takes you back to childhood?” I love the responses that came through. Here are a few of them: Carolann E: The smell of a live Christmas tree. I used to lay on my tummy and play with the little plastic town and the train that my dad set up every year and sing Christmas carols. Jennifer C: The smell of burning {Read More}

Readers’ Words. God’s Glory. Sometimes Authors Just Need to Pause and Appreciate!

This is my novel By the Light of the Silvery Moon. It was published in March 2012 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic on April 15, 2012. I loved writing this book. I’d been a “fan” of the Titanic for years. I was fully immersed in the story as I wrote, but then life happened. By the time the book released I was under deadline for another project. I participated in some radio interviews and {Read More}

More Must-Follow Pinterest Boards for Readers

You can read my last set of must-follow Pinterest boards here. I loved looking through the Pinterest boards, and I got ideas for my own board. Here are even more must-follow Pinterest boards. Bookish Vignettes by Amanda Dykes. The board is is a visual tour of little snapshots of reading. The goal of the board is to help readers wonder, where has that person been transported to in the words on their page? They’re each in beautiful or interesting settings, physically—but {Read More}

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